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Three NASCAR Crew Chiefs Win Federal-Mogul’s MOOG ‘Problem Solver of the Race’ Award

Three NASCAR crew chiefs have won Federal-Mogul Corporation’s MOOG ‘Problem Solver of the Race’ Award for improving their teams’ performances in the past four Sprint Cup series events. The most recent winners of the weekly MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Award are ….

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Three NASCAR crew chiefs have won Federal-Mogul Corporation’s MOOG ‘Problem Solver of the Race’ Award for improving their teams’ performances in the past four Sprint Cup series events.

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The most recent winners of the weekly MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Award are:

  • Jimmy Fennig, crew chief of the #6 Ford driven by David Ragan, for his performances in the Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway and the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway;
  • Chip Bolin, crew chief of the Matt Kenseth-driven #17 Ford, for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway; and
  • Chad Kanus, crew chief of the #48 Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson, for his performance in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The MOOG Award is presented to the crew chief whose team posts the largest increase in average lap speed from the first half to the second half of a race. The #6 Ford team led by Fennig finished eighth after starting in 13th position at MIS and moved up from 6th place at the start to finish fifth overall at Daytona. The team’s average lap speed changed by .126- and .271-second, respectively, in those events. Bolin, now the winner of two MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Awards, made all the right moves at Infineon Raceway, where the #17 Ford finished eighth after starting in 33rd position. The #17 team picked up .600-second in average lap speed. Kanus made critical adjustments in the pits to help Jimmie Johnson and the #48 Chevrolet finish ninth after having started 23rd – thanks to a .158-second increase in average lap speed – in New Hampshire.

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“As we reach the halfway point of the Sprint Cup season, we’re seeing some incredible performances not only on the racetrack but also in the pits,” said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. “It’s indicative of the talent level in Sprint Cup racing that we’ve presented the MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Award to 13 different crew chiefs in the first 18 events.”

MOOG steering and suspension products feature innovative, problem-solving designs that make them the ideal choice for racing teams, automotive technicians and vehicle owners. Every NASCAR Cup Champion since 1966 has driven to victory using MOOG components.

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For additional information regarding the NASCAR MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Award and MOOG steering and suspension components, visit www.federal-mogul.com or www.moogproblemsolver.com, the brand’s new technician-focused web resource. More information also is available by writing to MOOG Marketing, Federal-Mogul Corporation, 26555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48033.

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